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mislead is offensive. >> could you protect ambassador stevens? >> announcer: "special report investigates: death & deceit in benghazi." from washington, d.c., here is bret baier. >> bret: it looked like this election was all about the economy. but that changed when terrorist murdered four americans at the united states consulate in benghazi, libya, on the anniversary of 9/11. americans had questions. who did this? how? should our government have seen it coming? did president obama try to hide the truth? is this a huge scand that exposes a failed obama foreign policy? or is mitt romney just saying it is? tonight, we'll try to give you answers. we'll walk you step by step through the terror that unfolded that day. we'll break down the political maneuvering that followed. but we begin with a series of frightening developments and troubling decisions leading up to the horrific night in benghazi. it's a story you haven't heard. told by a man who tried to prevent what happened. on september 11, 2012. >> did you a close relationship with ambassador stevens? >> i lived and worked wit
>> pelley: tonight, the elley:ador's s.o.s. document after document shows chris stevens asked the state department for more security before he was killed in libya. sharyl attkisson has the story. as the campaign grows shorter, the attacks grow sharper. the president accuses mitt romney of forgetting his own positions. >> i think it's called romnesia. (laughter) >> pelley: the romney campaign calls the remark "unpresidential ." reports from nancy cordes and jan crawford. she's not only brave, she's tough. the teenager shot by the taliban comes out of her coma. charlie d'agata is at the hospital. and "on the road." steve hartman joins the hunt for a primate. he's little but he's at large. >> i realize he's made a monkey out of me. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. ee pelley: good evening. in the weeks before his death, u.s. ambassador chris stevens sent the state department several requests for increased encurity for diplomats in libya. stevens and three other beericans were killed this past september 11 in a terrorist attack on the u.
. this as brand-new state department documents reveal ambassador chris stevens was in fact worried about security threats in the weeks before he and three others were killed on 9/11 of this year. we're live in banghazi, libya. greg, you delivered such a moving story last night in our special report about banghazi. tell us what's happening on the ground now there, please. >> yeah, thanks. it's been about 5 1/2 weeks on the attack in the u.s. mission which left ambassador stevens and three other americans dead. it's still a horrible place to see, and there's still more answers to be found out. we spent a good deal of time there in the past couple of days. the main residence is a burned-out shell. you can till smell the smoke from the diesel fuel fire set by the mob. you can still see the signs of desperation, blood spattered in a bathroom, handprints on a wall, the place ransacked. as to the answers to the remaining questions, a few possibilities. one eyewitness tells us that a mob marched to the compound the night of the attack, chanting bloodthirsty slogans before they attacked. that could be an
information sur rounding the murder of chris stevens the ambassador to libya. documents show stevens had requested more security from the state department weeks before he and three other americans were killed by militants that attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he asked for a extension of personnel and that would be the military security team with expertise in counterterrorism. august2nd stevens asked for body guards saying that the security in libya what violent. the council came under attack september 11th, the new documents will come up monday at president obama and mitt romney square off in the final debate focusing on foreign policy. we are your go to debate station. teaming up with usa today and starting at nine on the website, we will be live blogging about what the candidates say. you can join the conversation via facebook or twitter and on 2 news@11:00, we check the statements with the usa today fact checking team. a nitta. >>> new tonight, two navy sailors will be charged with the prostitution scandal involving the secret service and military members preparing for the pre
stevens sent repeated cable to washington about security fears, even on september 1-11, the day he and three others were killed. why did the white house wait so long? what impact will the new documents have in the final debate? >> they're going to impact the final result. certainly it will be part of the final debate. look, now -- the president wants to play semantics on this, whether you put a word here or word there. fundamentally the mistake this administration made was trying to pretend and tell the world that terrorism was quelled in north africa and across the dangerous spots of the world. it's rampant and reared its ugly head and the administration is trying to hide that. when poor embassador stevens sent cables saying it's real, it's here, they shoved him under the table. shame on the president and shame on the state department. >> can we expect mitt romney to be aggressive about the benghazi it attack and ask about the video? >> i don't know what he's going to ask him but i will say he was kind of shocked when the president lied about having referred to the attack at a rea
camerota. sounding alarms, newly released documents, reveal that slain u.s. ambassador chris stevens had major concerns about security and al qaeda well before the attack in benghazi. so what did the administration know and when did they know it? >> plus the candidates gearing up for the third and final presidential debate as new polls show mitt romney gaining strength in the key battleground states. will he he be able to keep up the momentum as we head down the home stretch? the numbers next. >> and it was given $150 million of stimulus cash by the obama administration. why are workers that the battery plant sitting idol playing sudoku and monopoly? the latest green energy flop. monopoly takes a long time to play. ever played that. >> six hours, baby. >> "fox & friends" starts now. >> you are watching "fox & friends." that's great way to begin your day. >> monopoly takes a long time to play if you do the free parking or hand out the card ahead of time you can cut that time in half. >> if we started the monopoly game on the couch wield not be done by the time the show is over. >> the wor
stevens, a month before the attacks, he warned, what we have seen are not random crimes of opportunity, but rather targeted attacks, they wrote answers about security failures. and while the president vows to hunt down the killers, libyan authorities are permitting one suspected terrorist to walk free, bragging. how will mitt romney challenge the president at the debate? a preview from paul ryan today >> the problem is the story continues to shift. they refuse to answer the basic questions about what happened. >> reporter: intelligence officials do have an explanation, saying they were working with multiple reports. riots in cairo, tunisia and elsewhere over the anti-muslim video. reports in the consulate about contradictions outside the consulate saying there was a protest. intercepted information, planned attacks, linked to the al-qaeda off-shoot. >> this rush to judgment during a presidential campaign i find it to be troubling and i find it to be very distasteful. >> reporter: ambassador stevens wrote this cable on september 11th, the day he was killed, warning that libyan security
straight from ambassador chris stevens before he and three other americans were killed in the deadly consulate attack. republican leaders of the house oversight committee have released a batch of cables and e-mails from the ambassador and other diplomatic security workers. they say the documents are evidence that the obama administration ignored a rapidly deteriorating security situation in libya. ambassador stevens wrote this cable in august. the absence of significant deterrence has contributed to a security vacuum that is being exploited by independent actors. what we have seen are not random crimes of opportunity but rather targeted and discriminate attacks. but obama's administration officials are saying that the documents don't tell the whole story. they also say the release of the unedited e-mails could endanger the lives of the libyans working with the u.s. >>> there is a tense situation going on right now off the coast of israel. overnight israeli soldiers stormed a ship headed for its coast. passengers say they were trying to break the sea blockade of gaza that's been in ef
stevens, who was sending cables back to the state department was very worried about security in libya. and he saw the growing threat there. >> yeah. it really echos things mike baker told us a week ago. one, that there were many people concerned about the security. two, all you need are these cables. you don't need a month long investigation. here is what we now know. it's not that they mislabeled this thing after the fact but it was really the intelligence ignored leading up to it. the state department documents alli mentioned bring to light this. in june of 2012, there was a memo from ambassador stevens titled libyans fragile security deteriorates as tribal rivalries, power plays and extremism intensify. >> more emails came along as there were attacks in other areas and outposts. stevens email out post what we have seen are not random crimes of opportunity but rather targeted and discriminate attacks. >> there we go. that one right there is the one very eyebrow raising. >> targeted. >> remember, is he saying targeted not opportunistic. there is one narrative the video came out, it i
that ambassador chris stevens, who was killed in the attack, repeatedly voiced concern about security in libya, including, we are told, on the day he died. abc's jake tapper has the details. >> reporter: they're the questions the president cannot escape. why do we still not know what went wrong in benghazi? and why was the administration's response so confusing? last night, comedian jon stewart took his turn. >> i would say even you would admit, it was not the optimal response, at least to the american people, as far as all of us being on the same page. >> well, here's what i'll say. >> yeah. >> if four americans get killed, it's not optimal. >> right. >> and we're going to fix it. and -- >> all of it. >> all of it. >> reporter: that remains a work in progress. the president has vowed to bring those responsible to justice, but although government officials suggest that members of the extremist group ansar al sharia were involved in the attack, a "new york times" reporter spent two hours on the patio of a crowded luxury hotel last night with a leader of that group, as he sipped a strawberry fra
a murdered ambassador. chris stevens sounded the alarms before he and three other americans were killed in the deadly consulate attack in benghazi. republican leaders in the house have released dozens of documents in the investigation. 166 pages, e-mails and cables between the state department and people in the field. those house leaders say it shows that the obama administration ignored security problems. but obama administration officials say the documents don't tell the whole story. so let's bring in our intelligence correspondent suzanne kelly, who has been going through all of this. what new details are you finding in the cables and the e-mails? >> reporter: the cables certainly give us more detail into the thinking of ambassador stevens in the months, weeks and even hours before his death. for example, we know that just hours before the attack that killed him and three other americans, he expressed concern over the rising security threats in benghazi and in nearby town where is the ambassador believed that islamic extremists were gaining a strong foothold. he was also worried that
attacks." what was likely the last e-mail he would ever pen on september 11. stevens eerily warned at great length about the "growing problems" with the security situation in eastern libya. especially noting that the british withdrew their presence from benghazi after the widely reported june 11 rpg attack on the british ambassador's motorcade. now sadly, that was the final sentence of the final memo that the ambassador would ever send. even worse, everything you just heard was readily available to the president and his national security team. which makes their claims that the tragedy was in any way related to a youtube video. or was spontaneous that more disgusting. joining me now to talk about the letter he sent to the president and what he is demanding from the white house is congressman jason chaffetz. along with senator lindsey graham. gentlemen, welcome back to "hannity." >> thank you. >> we played what the vice president said. coupled with what the president said tonight on jon stewart, i'll play it for you. the question will be did they lie to the american people? watch wha
touchdown passes. catch made by stevens. we'll get inside the 20, and a good start there, too. it's a seven-yard pickup. second down and three. jason verrett, number 2 on the stop for tcu. >> kelly: and a great start on the decision by the quarterback. the motion showed him what the coverage was. he knew he had an outlet outside and at the end of the day that's exactly where he went to stevens standing outside the hash. >> dave: they substitute sadale foster at the tailback position. and handed to him. first down. and foster probably has a little bit fresher legs than stephens or williams. >> kelly: and that's a great point because this game obviously has gone long, and guys start to wear out a little bit, but right now play-calling-wise, if i have a senior quarterback as doege is, i'd let him win the game. let him throw the ball into the end zone. >> dave: doege under a little pressure. gets rid of it. a side-arm sling. a short gain. it was caught by sadale foster. i don't know how doege got rid of this. >> kelly: the pressure that tcu has been lacking right there. you're right. doege gets
that go back there. they are so sobering. it's not just on the very day. ambassador stevens, on the day that he was killed. the evidence is overwhelming. i think that is why the campaign all of a sudden has gone quiet. you to talk to the white house. i think they are getting lawyers, they have to lawyer up on this thing. they are too far out on it. >> eric: unbelievable what they dug up. on september 11, day he was killed ambassador stevens cabled "it's sensitive." he noted growing problems with security in benghazi. growing frustration. what we have seen are not random crime of opportunity but targeted and discriminant attacks. the al-qaeda flag is spotted. >> bob: that doesn't look like a similar cable like that went out to every embassy -- >> eric: the man died the same day. the same day. >> bob: what lawyer up, the only way you lawyer up is to go before congress and sworn in and you lie about it. >> dana: there could be civil investigation. if you look at the statement from the dni, state department and c.i.a. do not add up for what the administration said before the between-week pe
released documents showing chris stevens pleaded with his bosses at the state department for more security. they say he wrote his last cable just hours before terrorists stormed the embassy and killed him and three others. the message was labeled sensitive. in it stevens discussed growing security problems in the area and that libya's police force was to weak to protect the country. >> two real aspects. one is the events leading up to the attack and the failures there and then what clearly is either a cover up or is gross incompetence. >> back in june he signed another cable cataloging an increased number of attacks including a plan to blow up the embassy. >> today is the first anniversary of a capture and death of gadhafi. he ruled libya for four decades and forces finally toppled him last year. after being captured near his hometown he was shot dead an hour later. the lawyer representing his daughter said all those responsible for his death must be prosecuted. >> i have no doubt that he was murdered. murdered in the most brutal and horrible fashion. it's -- a matter of justice, the r
this is brand-new state department documents revealed that ambassador stevens was deeply worried about security threats in the weeks and days before americans were killed. here is more on breaking details >> ambassador stevens and three other americans are dead. there are a lot of questions to be answered. we saw a good deal of activity in the compound. its burned out shell. you can still smell smoke. a blood -- hand prints on the wall. place ransacked. as for those questions. one credible witness, they chanted bloodthirsty slogans before the attack. there was protest first. we are told it was multipronged and frankly we did not see a lot of evidence of that. we did see defenses that prove to be minimal. we are told various member groups were denying overall responsibility. one former militia leader we spoke to -- we counted as many five cameras around the compound the images could prove to be very revealing. >> gregg: we apologize. greg palkot one of the very few reporters has been able to make his way that benghazi. he is streaming live. obviously a lot of video and audio inter
. among the 166 pages are diplomatic cables from ambassador christopher stevens that reveal his now prophetic concerns. we'll dive deeper into the details in a few minutes. >>> first professionally gay boxer in history won his first match since coming out two weeks ago. the puerto rican bit his opponent in a a unanimous decision. he was touched by all the support. he hopes his big win earns him a chance at a world title fat. >>> a storeied career in tatters among allegations of doping. >> that is the situation facing lance armstrong. >> it accuses the cyclist of having a prominent role in what the usada calls a sophisticated doping program. don explains how, despite the charges, some are sticking by the embattled athlete. >> reporter: he's been accused, disgraced and humiliated. but in his hometown of ostaen and within the cancer community, in particular, lancearmstrong is still very much loved. >> i've been better, but i've also been worse. thank you so much for your support. it means the world to me. >> reporter: speaking publicly for the first time since she was ingu engulfed by
. with the three page cable from chris day bends -- stevens sayi he is worrd about security he, he has concerns sounding alarms, lawlessness, violence , it is frightg. also complaining about te security. >> this is the big deal. one is the lack of security before the attacks comex pressing conrn from the ambassador. and the story put out afr the attas. both have taken a hit specifically about attacks -- -- the tax and finding out what this california a new. lesshan 24 hours later it was a ro of guerrias. it was much more dangerous than the word optimal. gerr reading a statement from august 8. >> moving from euphoria and back as violent incidents dominate the politic landscape. they have been organed they're not random crimes of opportunity that this metaksa unlike the to be deterred until they are capable. is that we he says? >>e put politi aside there was evidence in advance insufficient resources atf administration that shows no concerned and the tragic loss olife and a failure to secure the embassy and an ability to come up with a single coherent story. the story does have legs. rri: it cou
personnenel including ambassador christopher stevens raised concns about the shortage of serity in beeghazi months bere the september 11th terrorist attack. ambassador stevens himself wrote about security threats in june, august and the very day that he was murdered. meanwhile, military sources telling fox news that th terrorist attack may have been part o a broader campaign to drive a growing american presence out of eastern libya. yet the administration continues to refuse to admit what any fact at all and threat assessments ignored, requests for security there were ignored, and the reality on theround resulted in the murder of four americans in libya. and as much as theresident mmght now want us to believe that he declared the murders in benghazi to be a terrorist attack just the day after they occurred, the public record -- as we ha repeatedly reported and demonstrated -- is contrary to his statement. joining us now for a critical look at theresident's, well, changing positio on the september 11th attacks and th liberal media's inability to, in some cases, even report let al report well
from ambassador stevens himself. new documents out, new cables up the state department chain, including on the day he died. hours before he was murdered ambassador stevens writes a cable in which he says he is concerned about the security situation in benghazi. he is worried about the local libyan security forces, doesn't think they are up to the task. and believes that al qaeda is getting a hold in benghazi. he needs more help. >> bill: okay. >> these cables were unanswered all along. >> bill: who desend his cables too. >> to bosses at the state department. >> bill: do you know who they are? do you have a name and face on them? >> we have many different people that they went through throughout the chain, many of them go right to the upper tier at the state department, including secretary clinton. >> bill: all right. but i assume that they are not talking to you, the department of state. >> no, of course not. >> bill: hillary clinton. did they give you a statement? did they say anything in their own defense? >> they put out a statement saying the investigation is continuing and we will
what it knew and when it knew after the attacks that killed ambassador stevens and three other american necessary the u.s. consulate in libya. this would take the heat off that conversation. and before we let you g. our viewers, it is hitting twitter and pop up. the facts of the store store as you know them one more time. >>> basically, the new york times is reporting that the u.s. and iran has been having secret back channel talks throughout the obama administration. there is hints, but the new angle, the new york times report that officials in u.s. and iran agreed to one on one talks that happen after the american election in order to try to slow down iran a nuclear program and avoid a nuclear show down. it is important. because they talked about a unlateral strike on iran's nuclear program. that is the news that the new york times suggesting that they are doing one on one talks after the election. the white house moments after the store store went out said it is not true it is very interesting times right before the debate. >>> and thent politics would come up. it would be curious to
missions. steven ambrose, the poet laureate of military heroes said george mcgovern was as great a patriot as he ever knew. he had the trust, confidence and love of his crew. and his acts of courage were just enormous. and i think that we owe him an enormous debt, steven ambrose said i just want to show you that don't have to be a hawk to be a great patriots. and george mc2k3w06 earn was that he was a great patriot. he devoted his energy to feeding the hungry and trying to stop the united ates from o ws we shldn have gone into, vietnam and iraq. and i just think he should be remembered for that leadership rather than just the 1972 race. >> the descriptions of the planes he brought back home after they had been shot up were incredible descriptions of things he did. he was an incredibly decent man throughout his senate and even the presidential runs, just incredibly nice. if i could make a cheap political point, he wrote a piece in 1992 for "the wall street journal" after he retired. he bought a b & b, bed & breakfast in con, and he wrote a piece saying if hi been a small businessperson befo
, releasing memos yesterday, suggesting that ambassador stevens himself had concern over islamic radicals and al qaeda elements in benghazi. there was a september 11th cable concerned about libyan militias helping to provide security to ambassador stevens. and last but not least today, a report by david ig nashs, a veteran foreign affairs correspondent in "the washington post," citing a cia talking point. remember, susan rice, the ambassador to the united states got in a lot of heat because she went on shows a week later and said it was a spontaneous action. it turns out, that's exactly the talking points that the cia was distributing within the united states government. so a lot of controversy, a lot of ambiguity. it's not likely to die down between now and monday and even after that, richard. >> it's going to be a very detailed and involved issue, if they do bring it up. we're getting information each and every day. mike viqueira, thank you so much. now, the attack on libya, as mike viqueira was telling us, goes back to this exchange. this is a big issue and might be a very big part of
were dead, including u.s. ambassador christopher stevens, top white house officials were in frequent contact with senior intelligence officials, multiple conversations and possibly we're told tonight at least one secure video conference involving the cia director, david petraeus, the white house national security advisor and perhaps the secretary of state, hillary clinton. now, we don't know yet what was said or whether those discussions covered raw intelligence from libya pointing to terrorist involvement. we have been reporting such early indications existed, and tonight, the associated press says some of it was coming from the cia station chief on the ground. whether or how it was distributed, we just don't know yet. late today, though, mike rogers, the republican chairman of the house intelligence committee, had this to say to cnn's wolf blitzer. >> i want to say we, the committee, were in possession of information that provided by the intelligence community that pretty much said this was a military style attack within less than 24 hours. >> are you sure -- >> presumably, the whi
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